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Bayeux Tapestry

Entente cordiale: governments sign deal securing loan of Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022

Cross-channel collaboration involves translating, conserving and digitalising the historic embroidery

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Museums

British Museum rekindles relationship with Zayed National Museum after loan deal ended last year

Under new partnership, the London museum will lend key objects to the new institution in Abu Dhabi

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Exhibitions

British Museum show focuses on Assyrian antiquities targeted by Islamic State

Loans likely to come from Iran—but works from the Met would not meet London museum's strict borrowing guidelines

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Museums

Kunsthalle Mannheim unveils €68m extension backed by German billionaire

Foundation of Hans-Werner Hector, one of the country's richest people, contributed €50m to the revamp

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Loans

How Britain tried—and failed—to borrow the Bayeux Tapestry twice before

One attempt was made in 1953 to mark the coronation of Elizabeth II and another for the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066

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In the frame

The Guggenheim's Nancy Spector told Trump to flush off

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Exhibitions

British Museum sends treasures to Mumbai for grand exhibition of Indian history

Encyclopaedic show was inspired by former director Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects

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Museums

British Museum ends loan deal with Abu Dhabi

Construction delays to the Zayed National Museum are behind the move

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Museums

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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Museums

MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Museums

Time’s up for Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s loan agreement with Carmen Cervera

More than 400 works from the baroness’s collection may be removed from the Madrid museum, but the Spanish culture minister hopes to reach a deal this week